December 3, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am PST

It’s Mentor Hours – startups’ chance to join EFF's Cindy Cohn, and learn from the best. With Mentor Hours, you will be able to utilize Web Summit’s contact book and meet our high-level business attendees, including the founders and CEOs of major tech companies in your industry. The pre-scheduled, hour-long interactive meetings pair you and seven similar startups with a suitable business expert. Our data science team uses custom-built algorithms to specifically match our mentors to your industry, location and chosen track. What are the tracks? Mentor Hours is divided into four distinct areas:

  • Lead. This track focuses on leadership, strategic planning and entrepreneurship.
  • Engage. Here you can learn the ins and outs of marketing, social engagement and PR.
  • Build. Discover more about UI and UX, hardware and software development, or front- and back-end development.
  • Grow. These discussions centre around raising capital, or general financial guidance.

Each track features different business leaders who will draw on their insights, and the collective experiences of the attending startups, to discuss the issues important to you.

What are the benefits of Mentor Hours?
Advice specific to you

Getting to hear the wise words of a business mentor is a privilege not every startup experiences, even in general terms, but having this guidance applied specifically to your industry, market and location is priceless. Mentor Hours is all about pairing you with a business leader who best matches your startup – not just whoever is available. This means you can log out of the interactive sessions with a firm idea about how to tackle the issues facing your business and how to get ahead of the competition.